The RCNA Niagara has a long history of fundraising for various causes that are important to the local community and the Association. The following are the current events that happen on a regular basis, however discussions are ongoing on new ways to engage the community, grow membership and share our glorious Naval history. This page is still under construction, we aim to share events from other partner organizations here as well in the near future.
BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC
This annual signature event dedicated to honouring the ships and lives lost and bravery of the men and women who fought in the Battle of the Atlantic. Navy Week is celebrated the week of May 1st to the 7th. The Levee is held on May 6 and the main service is May 7, at 1 pm at Navy Hall, Niagara on the Lake, ON. More information on this posted on the right hand side bar. Read 10 Facts about the Battle of the Atlantic by clicking here.
COMMUNITY FOOD DRIVES
RCNA members donate food and monetary contributions at meetings to support the local food banks across the Niagara Region. The Association will try to support five sites in various municipalities this year.
The week leading up to Remembrance Day is always busy for the Association members as we try to attend as many services as we can. In 2021, we attended the Port Colborne service at H.H. Knoll park for the first time and held a flag raising at the Military Museum. Please see our News Feed on the home page for more details and photos from the day.
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON AT BETTY'S RESTAURANT
If you have been to Betty's Restaurant then you know how great the food is! Our members get together in December before the holidays to wrap up the year, appreciate our time together and recap our success. Everyone is welcome, simply contact us at least one week before to allow us to RSVP the guest list to the restaurant a week before. Each plate is $30.
All are welcome. The memorial will include a service, parade, colour guard, guest speakers and more. Music provided by the Niagara Falls Concert Band.
Join members of the RCNA Niagara at Niagara Regional Headquarters for the official launch of Navy Week with the raising of the White Ensign flag.
Help raise funding to support Veterans in need of transition services. The Jimmy Stahl Big Band starring vocalists Genevieve-Renee Bisson, Ron Dewberry and David Iannandrea graces the Greg Frewin Theatre stage for an evening of show-stopping big band music. All proceeds in support of VETS Canada.
Tickets are $35 to $50 plus tax and service fee depending on seat location in theatre.
Join RCNA Niagara and Parks Canada for the annual Open House/Levee. Learn about the history behind Navy Hall, and Fort George. Guests can sign up as a member of the RCNA. RCNA Members are asked to arrive for 10:00 hours to help with set up.